In his best selling book The Four Agreements don Miguel Ruiz gives four principles to practice in order to create love and happiness in your life. I wanted to share them with you because I feel that they are highly aligned with the message in this blog ” I stop complaining”.
I want to alert you that even-though adopting and committing to these agreements is simple. Actually living and keeping these Four Agreements can be one of the hardest things you will ever do. It can also be one of he most life changing things you will ever do.
I personally suggest that you start with the first one ( that is actually my favorite one because it helped me a lot with my 21 days challenge to stop complaining) and once you feel that you have changed your habit and you are truly living it, then you can move and add the second agreement in your challenge.
In the beginning these new habits will be challenging and you will lapse countless times. I would like to remind you to never give up. Keep practicing and avoid judging yourself. You’ll see that little by little these agreements will become an integral part of your being and your life.
The Four Agreements are:
1. Be Impeccable with your Word: Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the Word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others. Use the power of your Word in the direction of truth and love.
2. Don’t Take Anything Personally
Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won’t be the victim of needless suffering.
3. Don’t Make Assumptions
Find the courage to ask questions and to express what you really want. Communicate with others as clearly as you can to avoid misunderstandings, sadness and drama. With just this one agreement, you can completely transform your life.
4. Always Do Your Best
Your best is going to change from moment to moment; it will be different when you are healthy as opposed to sick. Under any circumstance, simply do your best, and you will avoid self-judgment, self-abuse, and regret.
Love and Respect,
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